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Drain Brain

A graffiti-infused fantasia about one's life going down the drain.

  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
  • Robert David Duncan
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  • Project Type:
    Experimental, Short
  • Genres:
    Drama, Fantasy, Micro Short
  • Runtime:
    1 minute
  • Completion Date:
    October 11, 2017
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  • Shooting Format:
    iPhone 6S+
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Director Biography - Robert David Duncan

My core training in acting is from the Stella Adler Studio in New York. I love acting and filmmaking and Vancouver where I now live is a beautiful place to make films. I am interested in the dramas, delights, passions and heartbreaks that take place in everyday interactions (or lack thereof) between ordinary people. Most of my films have dealt with human-scale issues such as tough choices, love, dreams, hope and finding meaning and fun in life. I love an underdog story! My motto is don't let anything get in the way of telling a story that might uplift someone - film it with your smartphone if that's what you have, but get it done and share it with the world.

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Director Statement

Having some fun here with some vertical (but sideways) phone footage shot in Bon's Restaurant in Vancouver. My friend Al brought me to this place, and it was like the living embodiment of CBGB or some other punk-era club with graffiti everywhere. I grabbed some spinning vertical footage in the washroom, and turned this piece into a bit of a surreal visual essay on that person we all know who, through their repeated choices, circles the same drain all the time. Enjoy!